Friendship Fortnight 2020: Six Senryu for Friendship

Aashika Suresh, the co-founder of Mockingbirds, sent us a few of her poems.     Six Senryu for Friendship by Aashika Suresh   two jasmine blossoms twirl to the ground… friends forever a slice of cake split eight ways… month-end dinners a broken heart… her booming laughter licks my wounds clean dinner for eight – … More Friendship Fortnight 2020: Six Senryu for Friendship

The fierce power of friendship in our lives

Did you know that the 30th of July was designated as the International Day of Friendship by the United Nations General Assembly in 2011? The idea behind this observance is to encourage “friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals” to inspire “peace efforts and build bridges between communities.” Friendship has been a powerful force in … More The fierce power of friendship in our lives

Friendship Fortnight 2020: பெண்ணே நீ

We open Friendship Fortnight 2020 with a poem written and shared by Kutti Revathi, பெண்ணே நீ. The poem describes a woman and her journey through life.     பெண்ணே நீ ~ குட்டி ரேவதி பெண்ணே நீ கடலின் மீது மேகங்களூடே கொட்டும் சூரியனின் மழையைப் போல வெளிச்சமாய் இருக்கிறாய் பெண்ணே நீ அலைதோறும் அலைதோறும் மாயாத உணர்வுகளைக் கிளறும் அன்றாடப்பணி செய்கிறாய் பெண்ணே நீ … More Friendship Fortnight 2020: பெண்ணே நீ

When Dawn Breaks: In my Utopia…. by Pavithra Jaivant

In my Utopia…. by Pavithra Jaivant As I drop my children off at school, I don’t think twice before hugging a  friend that has become family over the years as we greet each other that morning, which happens to be her birthday. My children are playfully wrestling with their friends as they play a quick … More When Dawn Breaks: In my Utopia…. by Pavithra Jaivant

When Dawn Breaks: My Wish, by Apurva, Anjana and Annalakshmi Ramasamy

MY WISH by Apurva and Anjana Ramasamy, with their mother, Annalakshmi Past “Dring, dring!” My alarm clock sounded As I dragged myself out of bed the sun threw its first ray of light Birds chirped a beautiful song, but I didn’t have time to listen to that elegant song! Here I am ready for a … More When Dawn Breaks: My Wish, by Apurva, Anjana and Annalakshmi Ramasamy